Pakistan has 6000 plastic goods manufacturers employing roughly 600,000 persons. Injection molding is a basic plastic manufacturing operation requiring tremendous amount of electrical energy per unit produced. Each machine can produce hundreds of units per day – running continuously. Recently the new machines being introduced are IIoT or Industrie 4.0 ready. This means that real time data can be acquired from these machines and processed to analyze predictive maintenance requirements. However the industry specially in emerging markets like Pakistan have already invested in machines and replacement is a huge cost. Linked Things’ solution provides a cost-effective way to upgrade the machines. The solution has complete power and machine health monitoring such as 3 phase current consumption, hydraulic pressure, noise detection, water temperature, oil temperature, panel temperature and flow monitoring. The biggest benefit is calculation of per unit energy costs. Together this data gives you complete picture of an operation. Now the industry has capability to identify failures, increase MTBF, reduce down times and above all predict maintenance requirements.
Auvitronics is a leading auto parts, packaging and building material manufacturer in Pakistan. They have recently signed up with Linked Things as part of their journey to adopt Industrie 4.0 practices. Industrial IoT or IIoT forms that basis of Industrie 4.0 by providing data that can be fed into AI and ML algorithms to attain benefits such as predictive maintenance and energy efficiency. Our unit will be installed to monitor energy utilization as well as key parameters that determine machine performance and environmental factors that determine of quality of work environment for the employees. This will be the first time that a Pakistani IoT company would be working on Industrial project of this nature.
We are excited to launch our edible oil tank monitoring solution with our customer National Foods. This solution provides real time information on the status of each tank, the consumption and intake information on a simple to use dashboard. Before the installation of this unit, they had to manually check the levels three times a day to keep track of the stock and orders. This is our first solution in real Industrial setting and we already have orders lined up from large importers of edible oil.
RapidCompute and Linked Things signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 3rd October 2019 to promote the adoption of IoT solutions in Pakistan. The partnership aims to streamline smart solutions for the local market which will allow offices, households and industries to digitize the monitoring and management of their operations. These solutions are available as apps and can be run from a computer, tablet or even a smart phone. Attending the ceremony were Sophia Hasnain, Founder and CEO of Linked Things, Matthias Eckert, CFOs Linked Things, Bilal Mehmood, Project Manager Linked Things, Najaf Haider, Operations Manager Linked Things, Maroof Shahani, COO Cybernet and Abdul Samad Khan, Manager Partner Ecosystems and Projects, RapidCompute.
Linked Things closed IEEEP Participation on a positive note. We are delighted that we were part of this industry exhibition both as exhibitor and as speaker and wish to thank the organizers for the opportunity. We received immense appreciation from the industry on product innovation and identified as the only company in Pakistan that is bridging the gap between existing industrial automation and 4 Industrial Revolution.
Linked Things will be showcasing it's solutions for energy conservation, monitoring and control at the industry's premier fair IEEEP at Karachi Expo Center from 1st to 3rd October 2019. We invite all our well wishers to come and see our product line.
Linked Things has been selected to pitch at 100 Pitches entry round at Oslo Innovation Week. We will
be presenting Linked Things solutions on 24th September with other participants in the Green City
Solutions category. Linked Things believes in the power of IoT and Big Data in providing innovative
solutions to mega cities in emerging markets. So wish us good luck and follow us on facebook:
GSMA Innovators Directory is a global list of IoT innovators. Linked Things is the only company from Pakistan that has been listed there after going through a selection process. GSMA is leading the work on mobile IoT by standardizing LTE-M and NB-IoT standards and working with operators and IoT solution providers to increase the foot print. Linked Things is proud to be part of this global listing and is hopeful that this will bring business expansion into Emerging Markets.
Linked Things becomes the first provider of NB-IoT based solutions in Pakistan and rest of the emerging markets. NB-IoT is the GSMA standard for IoT networks on 3G/4G deployments. NB-IoT is now available on all of our solutions namely, building & lighting solutions, air quality monitoring, water meters, agriIoT solutions and cold chain solutions. NB-IoT is considered low power and low bandwidth network solution for IoT devices. We are open to conversations with the telecom providers and customers interested in our products.
Haly Tower in Lahore has chosen Ottomatically to control lighting in their parking lots, stairways and lobbies. As the energy costs rise, everyone is looking for measures to adopt energy efficiencies in their buildings. We worked closely with their energy management consultant and came up with a solution with 10 months of RoI.
Bakhabar Kissan is a nationwide farmer advisory service run by Switch Communications of Islamabad. They have selected Otto-Agri after testing the hardware and our dashboard. In addition to this, BKK team is impressed with the availability of APIs for integrating data feed into their systems.
The US Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies a programme funded by the USAID and runs in collaboration with the Mehran University and Sindh Irrigation Department, was looking for on-site water level monitors. Linked Things seized this opportunity and after a little modification of its water level sensors for commercial use, devised a solution for live monitoring of water levels at upstream and downstream of Guddu and Sukkur Barrage. All the units were deployed in one day! Now the irrigation department has access to live data anywhere and an alert service is being built on it.
Data Center automation is something that Linked Things is becoming a champion of. We have recently been awarded contract to deploy Otto-Data Center at National Foods' corporate office and SITE factory. Both the projects were completed in one day each. We are monitoring their power consumption and managing the environment inside data centers.
A DR site is critical and Thal Engineering has chosen Otto-Data Center for managing the operations and sending alerts. A range of sensors such as temperature, motion, smoke, humidity, power and AC control systems are installed there.
Most of Karachi depends on alternate water supply such as tankers. It is a hassle to record quantity of water supplied, measure the consumption and order the water on time. Otto-Water takes care of this hassle ottomatically, our easy to deploy hardware and data analytics on our app shows how much water was supplied by the tanker, how much water is used every day and alerts when water tanker needs to be ordered.